There are many ways to describe someone, aren’t there? Almost all are “external” descriptions: what we look like, what we do, where we live, and so on. So if you are curious, here are some things about my life.
Fiber!! In October of 2014, I learned to use a spinning wheel. I spin pretty much every day, and as I get better, I have more fun. Playing with color and texture is the best, and learning to control that adds JOY to my life. Plus spinning itself is very meditative, and is a calm center in my days.
I have worked for many years with silver and other metals to create jewelry and the occasional small sculpture, incorporating glass, stone, wood, and other materials as well.
In recent years I’ve added paper arts – bookbinding, mixed media collage, paper-making, and a variety of dying and painting techniques. I also have started dabbling in encaustic painting, because melting things is always fun. Check out my gallery page for pictures of it all.
I am deeply in love with my husband of 29 years. How could I not NOT love someone who told me this Lucha Libre mask is the best gift he ever got?
In early 2016 I started practicing shamanism as taught by The Foundation for Shamanic Studies. It has changed my life.
I walk my own spiritual path, and belong to no religion.
I love music, movement and dance. I am a gym rat at heart. I dance with wild abandon. Sometimes I get out my hoop and dance and that is a joyful thing.
I love to travel. The world is a fascinating place and I want to experience more of it. In the menu bar above you can read about some of my travels.
I am sister, aunt, cousin in an amazingly varied family.
But who is the “real” person, the one inside all the masks? Well, that’s what this blog is for. So I can tell my stories, the ones that tell who I am, to the world. My letters to the universe.
I enjoyed reading about you! Very true about ourselves, isn’t it? I look forward to reading more Ann:)
Thank you, Catherine!
Such a visually creative and elegantly written blog. Could spend hours here.